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Book Review: The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies

By Jeremy Adelman. A few years ago, I organized a symposium at Princeton University. The theme was: does globalization mean that the social sciences (broadly defined) need to rethink their intellectual foundations? In the end, we came to a draw. Some felt that old models and familiar framings worked fine. Others saw global integration as an intellectual shakeup of the bedrock of methodological nationalism.

16. April 1621: Frieden für Württemberg

Das Ende der Union, das mit dem Vertrag von Mainz absehbar war1, löste keineswegs nur Enttäuschung oder Mißmut aus. Bei den katholischen Reichsständen sowieso nicht, aber auch bei den protestantischen gab es solche, die die Auflösung des Bündnisses als Erfolg, ja als Rettungstat deklarierten. Besonders konsequent agierte Johann Friedrich, Herzog von Württemberg. Er war ja neben Markgraf Joachim Ernst der zweite Vertreter der Union gewesen, der den Vertrag von Mainz am 12. April mitunterzeichnet hatte. Genau diesen Schritt stellte er nun gegenüber seinen Untertanen … „16. April 1621: Frieden für Württemberg“ weiterlesen

Jesuit legacy in Beijing: Sacred Buildings and Transcultural Spaces

By Lianming Wang. Following the “global turn” in the 1990s, and particularly stimulated by Gauvin Alexander Bailey’s path-breaking Art on the Jesuit Missions in Asia and Latin America, 1542–1773, the study of Jesuit art and architecture has grown into a remarkably dynamic field that provides marvellous insights for reading art history through a cross-cultural and transregional lens.

Training as a Gatekeeper at the Indo-German Factory

By Josefine Carla Hoffmann. Vocational education and training was an important part of Indo-German technical collaboration from the mid-1950s onwards. Companies and other institutions all over India collaborated with the West German state and its companies, rhetorically stressing the priority of skilling the workforce, amongst other things.

Bringing Philosophy and Sociology to the Egyptian Public

By Amro Ali (Philosophy/Sociology, The American University in Cairo, Egypt). An enthusiastic Egyptian youth exited the closing of a lecture event in late November 2017 and rushed to a coffeehouse near Tahrir Square to meet up with his friends. He told them about this woman thinker called ‘Hannah Arendt’ who he just learned about and her peculiar idea of ‘new beginnings.’

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